Applying for Courses

Eligible Staff

Program Overview


The University of Calgary benefit program provides development opportunities through the tuition support plan. The Tuition Support Program is a benefit available to eligible University of Calgary employees and their eligible dependents, allowing them to participate in academic courses at the University of Calgary at a reduced cost. Eligible employees also have the opportunity to take non-credit courses offered through Continuing Education.


Academic Courses

Eligible staff members may use tuition support benefits to support their continued education in academic credit courses offered at the University of Calgary for themselves and their eligible dependents. The staff member must be eligible prior to the start date of the session, but the benefit is paid based on their status on the fee deadline date.

Applications for this benefit must be submitted by the tuition fee deadline for each session according to the academic schedule. The application form for the winter 2024 session will open in late December 2023 and be open until the fee deadline of January 26, 2024. You must apply prior to this date.

Approved tuition support benefit amount is placed against the tuition in the session in which the application is received. The maximum benefit is provided in the details below by staff group and refreshes each benefit year (July 1 - June 30). 

As per the Fee Chart, the maximum benefit for an undergraduate half-course is $696.06 and the maximum benefit for a graduate level course is $923.79. The student is responsible to pay the difference between the cost of the course and the benefit amount.

Continuing Education Courses

Eligible staff members may use tuition support benefits towards University of Calgary Continuing Education courses.  Each course counts towards the staff member’s benefit maximum for the academic year (July 1 - June 30) based on the start date of the course. 

Staff members can bundle any 3 courses in the Continuing Education programs listed below, and they will be treated as equivalent to one Continuing Education course if the registration for all three courses occurs at the same time:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (Digital Badge)
  • Microsoft Modern Workplace and Productivity Tools (Digital Badge)
  • Cloud Computing Fundamentals (Digital Badge)
  • Microsoft Dynamics and Power Platform Fundamentals (Digital Badge)
  • Microsoft Power BI for Business: Make your Data Useful (Digital Badge)

Tuition support covers the tuition fees only. Applications must be submitted in advance of the start of the course.

Academic Courses

If you are eligible for tuition support to take Academic courses, see the application process for Academic courses.


Eligibility is based on the staff group and appointment type. If uncertain of either, refer to your letter of offer or contact the Integrated Service Centre.

Continuing Education Courses

If you are eligible for tuition support to take Continuing Education Courses, see the application process to understand the requirements.